5 Ways to Cut a Watermelon

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5 Ways to Cut a Watermelon
5 Ways to Cut a Watermelon

Watermelon is one of the most popular summer fruits, as it is not only sweet but also very juicy and healthy. It is usually found whole in markets and served raw, which makes it important to know how to slice it properly. Among the main cut patterns are slices, triangles, slices and cubes.


Method 1 of 5: Slicing the Watermelon

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Step 1. First, wash the watermelon skin

Use a fruit disinfectant, if available, or rinse the fruit under the tap to remove dirt, germs and pesticides. This step is very important, as anything that touches the knife on the outside will end up in contact with the pulp as it is sliced.

Step 2. Cut off the top and bottom of the watermelon rind

A saw knife is ideal for this purpose, as it cuts well for foods that have a soft interior and a hard rind, such as watermelons, tomatoes, and bread. Also, try to use a knife that is larger than the fruit that will be cut.

Step 3. Stand the watermelon upright and try to cut it in half from top to bottom

Note that when cutting along the stripes located on the watermelon rind, the seeds will end up on the outside of the slices, which will make it easier to remove them later

Step 4. Cut each half into two, three or four slices, according to the desired size

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Step 5. Peel the watermelon by holding each slice in one hand and using the knife with the other to slowly separate the pulp from the skin

Step 6. Cross-cut each slice into uniform pieces of about 5 cm

Then repeat the process until you remove the pulp from all slices.

Method 2 of 5: Cutting the watermelon into slices

Step 1. Slice the watermelon by cutting it crosswise into slices about 5 cm in size

Step 2. Carefully slide the knife along the outside of the pulp to cut the skin

Also take the opportunity to remove the seeds from the fruit.

Step 3. Try cutting the slices into stick shapes or triangles

In addition, you can also use cookie cutters to cut them into more fun shapes, like stars.

Method 3 of 5: Cutting the Watermelon into Triangles

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Step 1. Locate the center of the watermelon and cut the fruit in half

Step 2. Cut the watermelon halves in half

Place the fruit on a cutting board, with the skin facing up and the flesh facing down. Then cut each piece again in half.

Step 3. Take one of the watermelon quarters and slice into 2cm triangles

Then repeat until all the fruit is sliced.

Method 4 of 5: Cutting the Watermelon into Cubes

Step 1. Carefully cut the watermelon in half

Then place each half with the pulp side down and cut each half in half again.

Step 2. Cut the watermelon into triangles about 5 cm wide up to the height of the skin, but not through it

Step 3. Cut a slice lengthwise into the watermelon

Start on the side, about 5 cm from the peak. Then cut so that the tip of the knife runs along the shell.

Step 4. Continue to cut the watermelon into longitudinal slices about 5 cm from the first cut

However, avoid cutting it through the background. Then rotate the watermelon and repeat the process on the other side.

Step 5. Remove the pulp from the watermelon skin

Use knife to cut along the husk at the bottom of the pulp; use a sweeping motion across the fruit. Then you can pour the watermelon into a bowl or serving dish.

Method 5 of 5: Using an Ice Cream Scoop

Step 1. Cut the watermelon into quarters

Locate the center point of the watermelon and cut it in half to separate it into halves. Then place each half on a cutting board with the shell side facing up. Finish by cutting each half in half, lengthwise or crosswise.

Step 2. Use an ice cream scoop to remove the pulp from the watermelon and pour it into a bowl or plastic container

A seedless watermelon will work best for this method, as that way there will be no seeds in the watermelon balls. However, it is also possible to remove the seeds while removing the pulp

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Step 3. Serve the chilled watermelon balls

As such, they are a delicious and refreshing dessert to serve in the summer.


  • Watermelon has a sweet and subtle flavor that can be used as a snack during meals.
  • Blend the watermelon in a blender or food processor (without the skin or seeds) to make a wonderful summer drink.
  • Some people may like to combine a little citrus flavor from the lemon juice spread over the slices to make an even more refreshing dessert.
  • The bark can also be used in cooking, such as for canning.
  • Watermelons are grown with and without seeds. Choose carefully when purchasing it to ensure it is the type you want.
  • Buy mini-watermelons for easier cutting and handling of slices.


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